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Get-SPServiceInstance Returns Two GUIDs for nearly every service. Is this normal? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I just ran "Get-SPServiceInstance" in my SharePoint 2010 management shell. I wanted to see which services were running and which were not, using powershell. My results show two GUIDs for nearly every service.  This doesn't seem right.  Should I see two results?  If not, how do I know which one is correct and how to I delete the one that isn't supposed to exist.  Note, I only have one instance of each service running.

    A portion of my results follows:

    TypeName Status Id
    Access Database Service Online 0fe02f30-1ae0-4658-b41b-25f13ca0172e
    Access Database Service Online 09af0700-5dae-4a73-9f8b-868566d2c848
    Application Registry Service Online 24c88362-0893-45e9-8503-57ada33d2ca9
    Application Registry Service Online 67372402-a4c5-4aac-8ec2-5624cfc1652d
    Business Data Connectivity Se Online 96d57331-adb6-4850-8631-83269b74f8a2
    Business Data Connectivity Se... Online 44d5d72c-3a18-458a-a0ff-a92e10c88a25
    Central Administration Online f4d75bb8-77b8-4201-9d5b-05fff4adab98
    Central Administration Disabled a2b67d24-cfeb-4e29-bfa6-d56bfcaf215d
    Claims to Windows Token Service Online 40d586db-9e53-4032-9cb6-43a1ff38a320
    Claims to Windows Token Service Disabled 4b48ed17-a802-4e28-8c86-de6bf57570a0
    Excel Calculation Services Online 889742ed-1325-45e1-a0b6-4ff3cd5bc941
    Excel Calculation Services Online 6f1779bc-72f2-49b0-884e-f147cfc947ca
    Managed Metadata Web Service Online 1a38f64e-21d4-4596-a2d9-8402443ff4d5
    Managed Metadata Web Service Online b7ed7923-3ac5-4279-bb44-5cdaaf69469d
    PerformancePoint Service Online 7a57eac5-b5b3-467c-a920-6721af1ddbcd
    PerformancePoint Service Online e20dc933-63a0-4c03-94e4-d173ca48e365


    Michael Derk

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012 11:28 PM

Answers

  • Hi Michael

    The reason you see multiple services is because you have 2 servers in your farm is suspect. Services can run on both or a single server in a farm.

    Try Get-SPServiceInstance | select TypeName,Status, Server

    You can manage the services by going into Central Admin -> System Settings and select Manage services on server. You should see a drop down on the right to select the server.

    Hope that helps

    Riccardo


    PS. Please remember to mark your question as answered if you got good advice.

    Sunday, April 15, 2012 6:23 PM

All replies

  • Hi Michael

    The reason you see multiple services is because you have 2 servers in your farm is suspect. Services can run on both or a single server in a farm.

    Try Get-SPServiceInstance | select TypeName,Status, Server

    You can manage the services by going into Central Admin -> System Settings and select Manage services on server. You should see a drop down on the right to select the server.

    Hope that helps

    Riccardo


    PS. Please remember to mark your question as answered if you got good advice.

    Sunday, April 15, 2012 6:23 PM
  • Yes, that was what I needed and you were correct.

    Thank you!

    Mike


    Michael Derk

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 2:24 AM
  • Interesting note. When I run get-spserviceinstance, I get 3 entries. However, when I run your extended command using the select, I get 4 entries.

    I have 4 servers in my farm, so 4 was what I was expecting.

    I don't know why one of the servers were not listed in the simpler case.

    But your answer helped me find the info I needed.

    Thank you so much.

    Friday, December 12, 2014 2:59 PM